School has just begun for the little ones, leaves are beginning to turn to a warmer hue, and evenings are getting cooler. While you transition from the balmy summer months of fun into the flannel wearing, pumpkin spice latte sipping season, the winter holidays only creep in closer. Before flight and hotel prices begin spiking, now is the time to really start planning your travels!
The first thing to understand is that airfare costs are subject to the drill of supply and demand, meaning that the prices for flights will rise closer to the holiday seasons and popular travel times. We suggest booking your international flight as much as five months ahead of your departure to ward off any spikes in prices as the flight begins to fill up.
If you aren’t able to book in advance, although we strongly suggest it, keep an eye out for last minute price deals as airlines try to occupy empty seats. Tracking down all the deals can be time-consuming, but don’t stress! We have our eye out for you with our air team sifting through hundreds of flights daily to find you the right price.
Now that you have a general idea of when to start planning your holiday ventures, you should probably start thinking of where you want to go…
If you’ve already made the decision, then your one step ahead! However, if you’re planning a multigeneration holiday vacation with the family, start brainstorming together. Sometimes the younger ones have ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of, such as racing through Tokyo, Mario Kart style (yes, it’s a thing)
If you’re looking to ring in the new year in style, there are numerous, fun and unique cultural experiences and traditions to choose from around the world! Many Yampu Travelers opt for an Amazon Cruise during their holiday vacation to escape from the frigid winter in the northern hemisphere.
Don’t worry, Santa won’t have any troubles finding you. After all, he knows when you are sleeping (regardless if you’re freezing at home or cruising down the Amazon!)
Now, for those that would like to stretch their dollar a little further, our travel experts have compiled a list of destinations where your dollar will go the furthest. In Vietnam, beer goes for 16 cents and you can find full meals under 3 dollars. What other reasons do you need?
With the lower cost of living contributing to much of Southeast Asia’s budget-friendly travel costs, places like Thailand and Vietnam have been on the economical traveler’s list for some time and make for the perfect holiday escape on a budget.
Another thing to consider, if you aren’t looking to travel yourself or want to find the perfect gift for that special someone, giving experiences through the gift of travel is something that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Weigh the benefits of, say, drifting above herds of wild African elephants and giraffes during an early morning balloon ride over the Masai Mara VS the latest smartphone. Which will be cherished the longest? The answer; the phone will only be dropped face down on the pavement in the coming month.
Booking with a Tour operator has many benefits, especially during holiday seasons. With the purchasing power of a tour operator such as Yampu, you can save hundreds. This is especially true if you’re traveling with family members or friends. Along with saving money, we also save you the frustration and headache of organizing everything by doing the legwork and planning for you.
Rather than panicking at the site of prices of flights getting higher and higher on your phone, allow our in-house flight department to handle it. And don’t waste your time trying to find accommodations during the holidays either when our expert Tour Consultants can find and book the perfect hotels for you that they’ve personally inspected themselves.
Traveling during the holidays can be hectic, so be prepared and start planning with your Yampu Tour Consultant today!
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